October 2013 Car Sales Survive The Government Shutdown Page 2

November 1, 2013

2013 Hyundai Santa Fe

2013 Hyundai Santa Fe

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Hyundai: As is customary, Hyundai's U.S. chief John Krafcik posted preliminary numbers via Twitter: "Post-shutdown rebound drives record 53,555 October sales (+7%). New '14s lift Santa Fe +36%, Sonata +18%, Equus +14%. ^jfk”

Kia: Kia sold 39,754 vehicles in October, off 6.3 percent for the month. Sales of the Forte, Sorento, and Optima were down, with the new Soul accounting for a slight increase.

Subaru: Subaru sales were up 32 percent, to 34,483 vehicles sold in October. Year to date, Subaru has already sold 347,890 vehicles, surpassing last year's numbers and setting its fifth record sales year in a row.

BMW / MINI: BMW and MINI combined for 33,274 sales in October, up 2.9 percent. BMW-brand vehicles accounted for 27,574 units, up 4.2 percent, while MINI sold 5,700 vehicles, off 3.2 percent.

Mercedes-Benz: Mercedes sold 30,069 vehicles in October, up 25 percent from the year-ago period, its best October in history.

Volkswagen: With sales of 28,129 vehicles, VW was off 18 percent for the month. All its major model lines were down: Golf by 23 percent, Jetta by 13 percent, Passat off 13 percent, Tiguan off 22 percent. On the year, VW sales are roughly equal to last year's numbers.

Mazda: Mazda sold 19,738 vehicles in October for a 6-percent gain; year to date, sales of 240,229 vehicles are up 5.3 percent.

Audi: Audi sold 13,001 vehicles in October, up 11 percent; its Q5 and Q7 SUV sales each posted gains in the 30-percent range.

Jaguar / Land Rover: Jaguar is reaping the benefits of adding all-wheel drive to its vehicles. In October, Jaguar sold 1,515 units, up 117 percent; Land Rover sold 4,286 units, up 37 percent. The two brands totaled 5,801 units, up 52 percent from October 2012.

Volvo: Not yet reported

Mitsubishi: Mitsubishi says it sold 4,972 vehicles in October, up 19.4 percent over October 2012.

Porsche: Porsche sales of 3,562 vehicles were up 11 percent over the same period in 2012. Year to date, the maker of Cayennes and 911s is up 24 percent.

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